Top 7 Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Eucalyptus essential oil has so many great uses and benefits. The broad range of health benefits of this oil come from the organic chemical compound cineole. Here are the top 10 eucalyptus essential oil uses!

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Top 7 Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

The eucalyptus tree is an evergreen tree native to Australia. The essential oil is extracted from eucalyptus leaves that have powerful therapeutic properties. Here are the top uses and benefits of this essential oil.

1. Helps to cool and soothe

This is a great essential oil to help support feelings of clear breathing and open airways. You can diffuse or dilute and apply it topically to the chest and breathe deeply for an invigorating vapor. It also is ideal for creating a soothing massage experience.

To make a homemade vapor rub you can mix 3-5 drops with equal parts peppermint oil and coconut oil.

Here are some great roller bottles that you can use to create your own diluted rollers. These make topical application very easy!

2. Helps to support energy

Eucalyptus is a great essential oil to invigorate and add vitality. You can diffuse throughout your home or at work, place a few drops in the bottom of the shower, or rub a few drops on your temples and neck.

In the winter months, diffuse Eucalyptus to invigorate cold, dreary days.

Here is a great diffuser!

3. Helps to support focus

Along with helping you to stay energized, it is also great to help with focus. Place one to two drops of Eucalyptus in the palms of the hands, rub them together, and inhale deeply to clear the mind. You can also add some drops to a diffuser and diffuse it.

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4. Cleanses surfaces and air

The purifying properties in Eucalyptus essential oil are also great for cleansing surfaces and the air. You can combine with water in a spray bottle and use it to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom. Another great way to use it is by adding 10-15 drops into laundry detergent and toilet cleaners.

5. Beneficial for the skin

It has purifying properties that can be beneficial for the skin. You can add one drop of this essential oil to moisturizer and apply it to the skin for revitalizing benefits.

6. Promotes feelings of relaxation

Eucalyptus helps to lessen feelings of tension and promotes feelings of relaxation. It helps to promote an uplifted mood. You can diffuse it or roll it on your temples, wrists, or back of the neck.

7. Helps to freshen breath

Eucalyptus is found in mouth rinses and oral hygiene products that help to freshen breath.

There are some safety precautions to remember when using Eucalyptus essential oil. People with sensitive skin should make sure they dilute eucalyptus oil before using topically. Also, make sure to always dilute with children, and do not apply near the face of young children. Avoid using this essential oil during pregnancy.

If you are looking for some great blends that include Eucalyptus it blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Tangerine, and Thyme.

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  • Jen | My Healthy Homemade LifeOctober 11, 2017 - 9:44 am

    Eucalyptus is one of my go-to oils when I’m congested but I don’t always think about using it for other purposes.  Thanks so much for the suggestions!  ReplyCancel

  • Bria | Tendril Wild BlogOctober 11, 2017 - 6:39 pm

    I’m just getting started with my research for essential oils, and I didn’t know eucalyptus was a common one. I had no idea it had so many benefits!
    Learning more about how healthy essential oils are is so interesting. 🙂ReplyCancel


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